Analyses | Medicine and healthcare | 2017-10-02 | Sing Tao

Can ‘off-label use’ tackle high drug prices?

As long as it is safe, doctors may prescribe approved medications for other than their intended indications. This practice is known as ‘off-label use’, which is fairly common. What are the benefits and concerns over using drugs in this manner?

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